Some of the most famous stages on SATA Rallye Acores will be revamped for 2014, event bosses have confirmed.

At the launch of 49th running of the spectacular island rally held at the Hotel Marina Atlantico, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Antonio Andrade, the Clerk of the Course, outlined the event route.

He confirmed that the Sao Bras/Vila Franca stage and the landmark Sete Cidades test would be modified for this season, while the Super Special Stage Grupo Marques would also be adapted at the behest of the Marques Group, which owns the quarry where the spectator stage is run.

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The other stages included on the event are Coroa da Mata, Batalha/Golfe, Feteiras, Graminhais and Tronqueira. Eurosport will broadcast Graminhais and Tronqueira live and more details will be announced in the coming weeks.

The event takes place from 15-17 May and begins with a demonstration stage on the Ponta Delgada seafront on 14 May, which is set to be more spectacular than ever before following changes to the layout.